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Learn Something New About LEGO

November 2017

I was putting away some LEGO bricks last week and found some pieces that looked a lot like the set I had when I was kid. This got me wondering: how long has LEGO been around?

Here are some new things I learned about LEGO:

  • The LEGO company was created in 1932 but back then they were making wooden toys
  • Where did the name LEGO come from? It's taken from two Danish words, "leg godt", that means "play well"
  • The LEGO brick that we know and use today was designed and created in 1958 - which makes LEGO almost 60 years old!
  • It would take 40 billion LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another to connect the earth with the moon.
  • If laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than 5 times round the world!
  • Can't get enough of LEGO? The library has lots of LEGO programs going on throughout the year. And books - lots and lots of LEGO books!

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